Central and Eastern Berkshire - Joint Minerals & Waste Plan

Draft Plan Consultation 2018

The Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities (Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals & Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision making in the Plan area up until 2036.

The Joint Minerals & Waste Plan will build upon the formerly adopted minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area, and improve, update and strengthen the policies and provide details of strategic sites that are proposed to deliver the vision.

The first stage in plan-preparation was the ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation, conducted in summer 2017.

The current, second stage is the production of a Draft Plan (formerly referred to as ‘Preferred Options’). The purpose of this consultation is to engage the community in discussion on managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It is also an opportunity to gather more local evidence to determine the plan policies and site allocations.


The Draft Plan Consultation will run for ten weeks, beginning 6 August 2018 and ending 12 October 2018.

All comments must be received by 5pm on 12 October 2018.

Key documents

The key documents are linked to below:

Ways to respond

Hampshire Services invite responses to the Draft Consultation by:

All responses will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Evidence base documents

The Draft Plan Consultation Paper is supported by a number of evidence base documents and comments are welcomed on them:

Documents are also available for inspection during normal working hours at:

  • Bracknell Forest Council offices: Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JD
  • Reading Council offices: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
  • The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead offices: Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1QU
  • Wokingham Borough Council offices: Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1BN
  • Public libraries: where practicable, all libraries within the administrative areas of the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities.


Public exhibitions

Public exhibitions will take place during the consultation period at the following locations:

Datchet Village Hall, 3 Allen Way, Datchet SL3 9HR:

  • Tuesday 4th September – 3.30pm to 7.30pm

St Peter’s Church, 4 Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading, RG10 9XB:

  • Tuesday 4th September – 4pm to 8pm

Desborough Theatre (Town Hall), Park St, Maidenhead SL6 1RF:

  • Thursday 6th September – 3.30pm to 7.30pm

Reading Civic Offices, Bridge Road, RG1 2LU:

  • Thursday 6th September – 3.00-7.00pm

Three Mile Cross Church Centre, Mitford Close off Basingstoke Road, Three Mile Cross, RG7 1HF:

  • Monday 10th September – 4.30pm to 8pm

St Mary’s Winkfield, Church Road, SL4 4SF:

  • Tuesday 11th September – 3pm to 7pm

Aborfield Green Community Centre, Sheerlands Road, Aborfield, RG2 9ND (parking off Princess Marina or Rowcroft Road):

  • Wednesday 19th September – 4pm to 8pm

Bracknell Forest Council logo

Reading Borough Council logo

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead logo

Wokingham Borough Council logo